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Samsung Canada sends a customized Galaxy S III to a long time fan as a gesture of gratitude

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Few months ago, a Canadian Samsung fan Shane Bennett contacted Samsung Canada on their Facebook account and asking for a free Galaxy S III because he has been a loyal customer of the brand for the past few years. In return for the phone, he attached a drawing of a fire breathing dragon that he drew.

Of course, you can’t get free things in return for drawings, which is why Samsung Canada politely declined but returned the gesture with a drawing of their own, a kangaroo on a unicycle. This led to a lot of positive publicity for Samsung after the image was posted on reddit and so eventually, they decided to not just invite Bennett to an exclusive Galaxy S III launch party but eventually send him a customized version of the phone, too. Read more »

Firefox 15 for desktop and Android released

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Mozilla has released yet another update for the Firefox browser for the desktop as well as for Android. The major change in the desktop browser is that it now supports silent, background updates, which means just like Chrome, Firefox will now download the latest updates in the background and install them without any user intervention.

The Android version, on the other hand, brings an optimized UI for tablets. Read more »

Motorola RAZR MAXX battery life test is complete, the impressive results are inside

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The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX has been our battery life champ for a long time, but it’s time to retire. It’s GSM-loving twin, the Motorola RAZR MAXX has the advantage that we’re testing it with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and not Gingerbread which the DROID version ran back then).

ICS has shown a tendency to improve battery life, but the question is by how much? Well, a lot as it turns out. Read more »

Google advertises the Nexus 7 tablet on its homepage

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With the slate’s availability expanding even further, Google has featured an ad for the Nexus 7 on its homepage. The ASUS made tablet joins the likes of the T-Mobile G1, Nexus 1, Nexus S, Motorola Droid, as well as the Google Chrome browser as part of the elite club of products, which have been advertised on Google.com.

The ad for the Google Nexus 7 is quite catchy. For about a second after you open Google’s main page, nothing happens. Read more »

Samsung release Drive Link smartphone navigation app

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Drive Link is a new in-car navigation app from Samsung which is centered around the most popular uses of smartphones while driving: playing music, turn-by-turn navigation, and hands-free calling.

The app also features the ability to sync with select vehicle head units, as well as integrate with TuneIn radio to offer more than 70,000 global radio stations. Read more »

LG announces 27-inch and 29-inch high-res monitors, to showcase them at the IFA floor

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It appear that this year’s IFA event in Berlin won’t be all about the Optimus G for LG. The Koreans will also be showcasing two pretty interesting new high-resolution monitors – the 27″ EA83 and 29″ EA90.

The latter is the most interesting of the two packing a hard-to-come-by resolution of 2560×1080 and a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. Read more »

Viber to land on Symbian, Bada OS and Series 40

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Viber keeps expanding its reach and is about to welcome three new mobile platforms on board. Until recently the service was only available on Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Now though we hear that three new platforms will be getting support for Viber – Nokia’s Symbian OS and the Series 40, as well as the Samsung’s Bada OS. Granted all three of those are almost dead, but there are still plenty of people out there using devices powered by them so kudos to Viber for taking care of them. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II Crystal Edition unveiled

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Samsung has released yet another edition of its Galaxy S II former flagship. A special crystal-studded version is aiming to attract some more female customers to the Samsung camp.

The new edition is set to feature white leather back panel covered in exactly 129 Swarovski crystals. Read more »

Photos of Sony VAIO Duo 11 leak, is a Windows 8 RT tablet with a twist

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Sony is joining the list of OEMs that will be making Windows 8 RT-running tablets. The company’s first device is probably going to be the Sony VAIO Duo 11, photos of which just leaked online.

PocketNow has gathered some photos of the tablet, which show the slate’s slick design and slide-out keyboard. Read more »

Update on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note Jelly Bean release schedule

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It’s no secret Samsung has been investing quite a lot of effort in the the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update development recently. Numerous ROMs have already leaked online with the latest being having a build number of XXLH8.

So, what’s really happening inside Samsung’s labs and when we can expect to see the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update going live? Read more »

Samsung announces Windows 8 based Series 7 and Series 5 AIOs

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Samsung has announced three new members of the Series 7 and Series 5 range of All-in-One (AIO) desktop computers running Windows 8. The Series 7 includes a 27-inch and a 23-inch model whereas the Series 5 includes a 21-inch model.

All three models come with a 10-point multi-touch display that supports the full range of gestures you find in Windows 8. They also all have a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Read more »

Here is what Apple, Samsung and Google think on the verdict from the patent infringement trial

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As you may know, the Apple vs. Samsung case reached its conclusion last week, and as a result Samsung has to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages.

And in case you’re wondering how the two companies feel about it, here go the internal memos sent to the respectful companies’ employees. Google also threw in its two cents on the matter. Read more »

Dropbox ups security with two-step login, coming soon to all accounts

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Dropbox is en route to bring a new, optional, two-step login verification to its desktop service.

The verification will be invoked if you or someone else tries to access your Dropbox account from an unrecognized account. Read more »

Samsung will throw in a Galaxy Tab 2 if you get a new Galaxy S III or Note and trade in your old phone

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UK residents who have purchased (or plan to purchase) a new Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note can send their old phone to Samsung for a new Galaxy Tab 2 tablet.

Currently, the only trade-in devices accepted are the iPhone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S II, although there are plans to add additional devices as early as next week. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets overclocked to the screaming 2.0GHz, the build not available to the public yet

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The Nexus 7 proved that it’s great for overclocking a while ago when the quad-core Tegra 3 inside it got pushed to 1.6GHz. However, now thanks to yet another enthusiastic XDA Developer, the Nexus 7 has reached the screaming 2.0GHz.

The experimental kernel comes courtesy of Clemsyn, who has managed to get the quad-core Tegra 3 to its limit. The kernel isn’t yet available for the general public, as its quite unstable and causes some issues. Read more »